September 2011 News Articles

Grote Encourages Students to Prepare for Adversity

September 28, 2011 | Permalink

Doug Grote said he was right where he wanted to be in life. He fit right in at his college of about 1,500 students, studied youth ministry and met his future wife. Later, he was youth pastor at a church in Ohio, learning how to baptize people,…

Harman Selected for International Review Board

September 26, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. Keith Harman, professor of business at OBU, recently was selected as a member of the International Review Board for the June 2012 Informing Science Institute Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. Each year, 20-30 people are chosen for the…

Nursing Professor Provides Education in Myanmar

September 26, 2011 | Permalink

Karen Cotter, OBU assistant professor of nursing, recently went on a mission trip to Myanmar in Southeast Asia with a goal to educate underprivileged students in the field of nursing. Cotter made her journey to the city of Yangon June 2-14. She…

Students Tackle Fall Intramural Sports

September 22, 2011 | Permalink

While the return of varsity football is still two years away on Bison Hill, OBU students have embraced the gridiron season with overwhelming participation in flag football, among other fall intramural sports. Matching the soaring enrollment for…

Freshman Class Enrollment Soars

September 21, 2011 | Permalink

OBU freshman enrollment soared to a 15-year high for the 2011 fall semester with a total of 476 first-time freshmen. OBU's headcount enrollment of 1,871 students for the fall semester is a significant gain over the fall 2010 total of 1,777…

Speaker Shares Good News for All People

September 21, 2011 | Permalink

Just as retailers in the current tight economy already are turning people's attention to Christmas, Dr. Alex Himaya directed OBU students to consider God's announcement of Christ's birth during a chapel service Wednesday, Sept. 21. Himaya,…

New Bisonette History Book Available

September 19, 2011 | Permalink

OBU has released the latest edition in its Centennial Book series, "O Sing Unto the Lord: A History of the Bisonettes -- the Other Glee Club," by Jack Pearson, which follows the 92-year history of women's glee clubs on Bison Hill. The book…

OBU Elects Student Government Senators, Freshman Officers

September 16, 2011 | Permalink

OBU's Student Government Association conducted annual elections for the freshman class presidency and new senatorial positions on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Adam Cribbs, from Macomb, Okla., and Jose Carrillo, from Eakly, Okla., won the offices of…

Students Encouraged to Serve during GO Week

September 16, 2011 | Permalink

During Global Outreach Week -- or "GO Week" -- at OBU Sept. 12-16,students heard three challenging chapel messages. GO Week is a concerted effort to mobilize OBU students to engage in missions endeavors. Dr. Bruce Carlton, professor of applied…

Students Remember 9/11

September 16, 2011 | Permalink

The OBU Art Department recently sponsored a remembrance event for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, inviting OBU students to draw from their memories of Sept. 11, 2001. After a chapel service on Sept. 7, students were given response…

OBU Ranks as Exclusive Oklahoma 'Best Value' on U.S. News List

September 13, 2011 | Permalink

OBU has been ranked as the only Oklahoma college or university on U.S.News & World Report's annual ranking of "Great Schools, Great Prices" for 2012. OBU also has been listed as Oklahoma's highest-ranked college in "Best Regional Colleges" for…

Evangelical Scholar Discusses 'Baptists and Enlightenment'

September 9, 2011 | Permalink

Dr. David Bebbington addressed the OBU community Friday, Sept. 9, about how Baptist ideals were affected by the Enlightenment, explaining that "enlightenment" referred to an approach of central thought and reason, tied closely to…

Kelly Defines 'Pursuit of God' as Ultimate Quest

September 7, 2011 | Permalink

Struggling with an extremely hoarse voice, Dr. Bobby Kelly told OBU students, faculty and staff that he felt the frustration of wanting to sing to God, but was unable to voice his worship -- not totally unlike a person's desire to fill the…

Fall Chapels Discuss 'Pursuit of God'

September 2, 2011 | Permalink

During the fall 2011 semester, students at OBU will hear a variety of speakers bring messages on the current chapel theme, "The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine," based on the classic book by Christian author A.W. Tozer. All…

Purin Earns Doctorate in Music Theory

September 2, 2011 | Permalink

Peter Purin, assistant professor of music theory at OBU, has completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in music theory from The University of Kansas in Lawrence. Purin will graduate in December. Purin's dissertation is titled "'I've a Voice,…